Packers, Falcons to meet in primetime Monday Night Football matchup for first time since 1971!

GREEN BAY (WITI) -- Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady resulted in a win for the Packers this past Sunday, November 30th -- and the Pack remains at the top of the NFC North standings with a 9-3 record on the season (one game up over the Lions). The Packers stay home this week. They'll face the Atlanta Falcons (tied for the NFC South lead with the Saints) in a big Monday Night Football matchup at Lambeau Field.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8th -- as the Packers and the Falcons meet in Week 14, for the second consecutive season.

The Packers-Falcons series began back in 1966 -- and the Packers cruised to a 56-3 victory. Since then, the series has evolved into a closely-contested rivalry. The Packers lead the series 16-13.

The Green Bay Packers will appear in front of a national audience in a Monday Night Football matchup for the 22nd consecutive season -- the second longest streak in the league (behind Denver's 23-year span).

The Packers are 13-8-1 at home in Monday Night Football matchups, and 3-1 under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. QB Aaron Rodgers have a 3-1 record as the starter at home in Monday Night Football games.

Monday's game will mark the second time the Packers and the Falcons have met in the primetime matchup. The first Monday Night Football game between the teams occurred on November 22nd, 1971. The Falcons won, 28-21.

Home field advantage tends to be a good thing for the Packers in the month of December. The Pack is 15-3 at home in December under McCarthy, and 10-1 with Rodgers as the starting quarterback.

The Packers have recently been victorious over the Falcons -- winning the last three games in the regular and post-season. The Falcons' last win against Green Bay came back in 2008, when Atlanta won by three points.

The Packers and Falcons will meet for the 10th time since 2001, including the post-season. Monday night's game could be a close one! Five of the most recent matchups with the Falcons have been decided by three points or less, including last year's very close contest that ended with a Packers victory (22-21) on December 8th, 2013.

With QB Aaron Rodgers sidelined due to injury, QB Matt Flynn started and led Green Bay back from a double-digit halftime deficit. Trailing 21-10 after two quarters, the Packers used two K Mason Crosby field goals in the third quarter to pull within five points. LB/DE Mike Neal forced a fumble by Atlanta QB Matt Ryan that was recovered by DT Johnny Jolly at the Falcons’ 21-yard line. Four plays later, Flynn found TE Andrew Quarless for the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

A win over the Falcons on Monday night would mean a five-game winning streak for the Packers. The Pack is the only team in the NFL to post a least one winning streak in each of the past six seasons (2009 through 2014).

Monday night's game will be a big one for QB Aaron Rodgers -- as he makes his 100th career start! Additionally, he needs one more three touchdown, zero interception game to tie Patriots QB Tom Bradey for the most in NFL history in a single season. The game could be a big one for Mike McCarthy. With a win, he would tie Vince Lombardi for the second-most overall wins in franchise history.

Aaron Rodgers has had a big season. He's been named "NFC Offensive Player of the Week" three times this season -- the most in the league.

The "Stat of the Week" belongs to Packers receivers. Five players registered a reception of 25 years or more last week vs. the Patriots -- something that hasn't happened for the Packers since December 1983! In all, eight players recorded at least one reception in that game. Packers Rookie Davanta Adams led the team with 121 yards receiving on six receptions -- the first game this season a player besides Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb led the team in receiving yards.

In Week 15, the Packers travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills.